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The more complex the environment becomes, the more our power of innovation is needed. We therefore make targeted investments in technical development. Our engineers are working on innovative technologies, premium products, enhancing efficiency and services for the future of mobility. "Vorsprung durch Technik" is Audi’s motto; to continuously develop existing technologies is our aspiration. We are working continuously to maintain innovation leadership: in classical and alternative drive systems, in lightweight construction and production processes, in lighting technology, connectivity and driver assistance systems up to and including piloted driving. This is how we shape the key difference that defines Audi.

Recent Press Releases

  • 09/11/17
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi Aicon concept car – autonomous on course for the future

    With the four-door design vision Audi Aicon, the brand with the four rings is presenting a autonomous Audi of the future – with no steering wheel or pedals. As a design concept, the four-door 2+2 boldly leaps ahead to show the exterior and interior design of the next decades. The technology demonstrator combines innovations relating to the drivetrain, suspension, digitalization and sustainability in a visionary manner. The Aicon, too, is designed for purely electric operation and should be able to cover distances between 700 and 800 kilometers (435.0 - 497.1 mi) on a single charge.
  • 09/08/17
    Company

    “Audi MQ!”: Impulse for the mobility of tomorrow

    Creative discussion about the future of mobility: Pioneers, visionaries and experts at Audi’s first Mobility Quotient!-Summit consider dimensions of movement. Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak described his journey from startup to IT giant. Wikipedia head Jimmy Wales offered insight into his online encyclopedia’s secret to success. In interactive workspaces, participants from all over the world worked in dialogue with Audi employees to develop new approaches to the most important mobility issues
  • 09/08/17
    Models

    Audi at the IAA 2017: Autonomous driving in three steps

    Progress in three levels: Audi is showcasing its autonomous driving strategy at the IAA 2017. The new Audi A8 incorporates conditional automated driving at level 3 as standard. Two concept cars will also be demonstrating the Audi vision for level 4 and level 5. They also provide insights into the brand’s future Audi AI technologies. Other production models – from sporty to ultra-efficient – round off the motor show presence of the brand with the four rings.
  • 09/07/17
    Technology

    Navigation technology at the highest level: Audi and HERE developing hand in hand

    Audi and HERE Technologies continue to integrate their services for even greater customer benefit. In the new Audi A8 luxury sedan, the automobile manufacturer offers an array of technologies and services created by the map developer. Audi participates in HERE together with other companies. Both sides plan to intensify their collaboration in future.
  • 09/07/17
    Technology

    Automated driving at a new level: the Audi AI traffic jam pilot

    The Audi AI traffic jam pilot is the world’s first system that enables SAE level 3 conditional automation. Audi presents the innovation in the new A8, which handles the task of driving in traffic jam or slow-moving highway traffic up to 60 km/h (37.3 mph). With traffic jam pilot engaged, drivers no longer need to continuously monitor the vehicle and the road. They must merely remain alert and capable of taking over the task of driving when the system prompts them to do so. National and international journalists are currently experiencing the Audi Audi AI traffic jam pilot in real conditions in and around Düsseldorf – one of Germany’s highly congested regions.
  • 08/24/17
    Models

    The fascination of pure music: 3D sound in the new Audi A8

    Listening to music becomes a sensory experience in the new Audi A8. The Bang & Olufsen Advanced Sound System now also brings the unique acoustic character of pure 3D sound to the rear seats. The brand with the four rings thus offers first-rate sound quality in the top segment.
  • 08/23/17
    Models

    Two numbers to signify the future – new power output designations at Audi

    Audi is adopting a standardized nomenclature for the power output designations of its worldwide range of automobiles. The names of the model series – from Audi A1 to Audi Q7 – will remain unchanged. Within the model families, combinations of two numbers will replace the various type designations previously used. The new designations stand for the specific power output and apply both to cars with combustion engines and to e-tron models with hybrid and electric drives.
  • 08/23/17
    Company

    Audi models with a solar roof: Car manufacturer cooperates with Hanergy

    Thin-film solar cells in panoramic glass roofs of Audi models: Audi and Alta Devices, a subsidiary of the Chinese solar-cell specialist, Hanergy, are working together on this development project. With this cooperation, the partners aim to generate solar energy to increase the range of electric vehicles. The first prototype is to be built by the end of 2017.
  • 08/17/17
    Models

    Alternatives for the midsize category: Audi A4 and A5 now available to order as g-tron

    Audi is offering its customers two sustainable alternatives in the midsize category: the new A4 Avant g-tron and the new A5 Sportback g-tron. Both models are powered by a bivalent 2.0 TFSI engine developing 170 hp. Like the A3 Sportback g-tron that is already on the market, they can run on a choice of the climate-friendly fuel Audi e-gas, conventional CNG (compressed natural gas) or gasoline. Customers can now order both models from dealers. A4 Avant g-tron: CNG consumption in kg/100 km: 4.4 - 3.8*; combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.5 - 5.5*; combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 117 - 102*; combined CO2 emissions in g/km (gasoline): 147 - 126* A5 Sportback g-tron: CNG consumption in kg/100 km: 4.2 - 3.8*; combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.3 - 5.6*; combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 114 - 102*; combined CO2 emissions in g/km (gasoline): 143 - 126* A3 Sportback g-tron: CNG consumption in kg/100 km: 3.6 - 3.3*; combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.5 - 5.1 *; combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 98 - 89*; combined CO2 emissions in g/km (gasoline): 128 - 117*
  • 07/19/17
    Technology

    A look into the future: Audi customers experience piloted driving on the A9 autobahn

    Piloted driving on the autobahn – Audi is already providing the public with an insight into the mobility of the future. With demonstration drives on board an Audi A7 piloted driving concept, selected brand customers and fans will get their first experience of piloted driving on the A9 north of Munich.
  • 07/11/17
    Company

    First Audi Summit in Barcelona: world premieres underscore the Four Ring’s Vorsprung

    At the first Audi Summit this Tuesday, the premium brand is presenting innovations along its path to becoming the premium digital car company. Barcelona is the venue for an exclusive brand event at which 2,000 guests from all over the world will experience the premiere of the new Audi A8 and other technological milestones from the brand with the Four Rings. The brand’s exhibition showcases new concepts for individual mobility in the digital age, with topics of the future such as sustainable manufacturing, lightweight construction, connectivity, piloted driving and digital services.
  • 06/22/17
    Models

    Looking ahead to the new Audi A8: Fully active suspension offers tailor-made flexibility

    The new Audi A8 proves itself a versatile performer on the road. Thanks to its active suspension, it provides comfort-oriented customers with a chauffeur-driven sedan offering a stylishly smooth ride. The enthusiastic owner-driver can relish the characteristics of a sports car. This flexibility is made possible thanks to the new active suspension based on the 48-volt electrical system, which is used for the first time as the main electrical system. The new Audi A8 makes its world debut at the Audi Summit in Barcelona on July 11.
  • 06/21/17
    Models

    “International Engine of the Year”: Audi 2.5 TFSI engine is once again best in class

    Another success for Audi at the “International Engine of the Year Awards”: The brand with the four rings received the prestigious award in the 2 to 2.5 liter category for its 2.5 TFSI engine. It is the thirteenth win overall for Audi.
  • 06/09/17
    Models

    „Audi Summit” in Barcelona in July: brand exhibition of the Four Rings

    Audi has issued invitations to its own brand exhibition to take place on July 11, 2017. On a total area of more than 10,000 square meters, the first Audi Summit will showcase pioneering solutions for the urban mobility of tomorrow – from premium mobility services to piloted driving and parking. 2,000 guests from all over the world will also experience the premiere of the brand’s new flagship, the Audi A8.
  • 06/08/17
    Technology

    Looking ahead to the new Audi A8: More voltage for enhanced efficiency

    The new Audi A8 is advancing electrification on a broad front. In the next model generation, the flagship will for the first time feature an electrified powertrain as standard. To that end, the combustion engines will be equipped with mild hybrid technology. What this means for the customer is refined running and enhanced performance, coupled with greater efficiency. The basis is the 48-volt electrical system, which features for the first time in the new Audi A8 as the primary electrical system.
  • 06/07/17
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi CEO Stadler speaks at UN congress in Geneva about artificial intelligence

    Audi CEO Prof. Rupert Stadler has spoken at a congress of the United Nations about the use of artificial intelligence for the benefit of humankind. In his keynote speech at the start of the “AI for Good Global Summit,” he stated that automated driving presents an opportunity to improve life significantly. He warned, however, against excessive expectations: “In situations where an accident is unavoidable, we expect a decision from the autonomous car. But a dilemma situation cannot be solved either by a human or by a machine.” Therefore, alongside legal issues, ethical questions about the use of the new technology also needed to be discussed, he added. With the beyond initiative, Stadler is now calling for such a discourse.
  • 06/01/17
    Technology

    Audi recalls 24,000 cars in Europe with the TDI V engine

    Within the context of a proactive, comprehensive investigation of transmission software in various model versions, Audi has detected anomalies in the NOx emissions in certain driving conditions of approximately 24,000 cars of the A7 and A8 model series certified according to the EU5 emission standard. Their NOx emissions exceed the limit by a factor of up to two but will be corrected by new transmission software.
  • 05/22/17
    Models

    1st place finish for Audi A3 Sportback g-tron in Auto Bild endurance test

    The Audi A3 Sportback g-tron (CNG consumption in kg/100 km: 3.6 – 3.3*; combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 5.5 – 5.1* (42.8 – 46.1 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 98 – 89* (157.7 – 143.2 g/mi); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (gasoline): 128 – 117* (206.0 – 188.3 g/mi)) with compressed natural gas (CNG) drive was awarded the first-ever rating of 1+ by the automotive publication Auto Bild after completing 100,000 kilometers of endurance testing. This ranking also impressively confirms the quality of the climate-friendly g-tron technology, which Audi introduced in 2013. The Audi A4 Avant (CNG consumption in kg/100 km: 4.4 – 3.8*; combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.5 – 5.5* (36.2 – 42.8 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 117 – 102* (188.3 – 164.2 g/mi); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 147 – 126* (236.6 – 202.8 g/mi)) and the Audi A5 Sportback (CNG consumption in kg/100 km: 4.3 – 3.8*; combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.4 – 5.6* (36.8 – 42.0 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (CNG): 115 – 102* (185.1 – 164.2 g/mi); combined CO2 emissions in g/km (gasoline): 144 – 126* (231.7 – 202.8 g/mi)) models with this drive type will be launched in early summer of 2017.
  • 05/16/17
    Models

    Audi shows integrated Android operating system in Audi Q8 sport concept

    7,000 attendees on site, millions worldwide via the internet: Audi is taking part in the renowned Google I/O developer conference, where it is presenting its concept of a next generation infotainment system with fully integrated Android. This world premiere opens up new perspectives, which will allow the development of connectivity services to be greatly accelerated.
  • 04/18/17
    Models

    The architecture of e mobility: Audi e-tron Sportback concept

    Design study and technology demonstrator, electric car and power pack in the guise of a coupé: Audi presents a versatile concept car at the Auto Shanghai this spring. The four-door Gran Turismo Audi e-tron Sportback concept comes with a 320 kW electric drive. The formal idiom combines classic Audi elements with an array of trendsetting details: an electrifying architecture, tailored consistently to the technology and the package of the electric drive.
  • 04/05/17
    Company

    Looking ahead to the new Audi A8: Space Frame with a unique mix of materials

    Audi is writing a new chapter in its lightweight design success story. For the next generation of the Audi A8*, an intelligent mix of four materials is being used for the first time in the weight-bearing body structure – more materials than in any of the brand’s previous production models. The luxury sedan is thus once again rightfully claiming its role as an innovation driver in automotive lightweight design: Its low weight and impressive rigidity offer greater performance, efficiency and safety.
  • 04/05/17
    Company

    Audi and Porsche join forces for shared vehicle architecture

    The green light has been given for the shared vehicle architecture strategy of the future: Rupert Stadler and Oliver Blume, the Board of Management Chairmen of AUDI AG and Porsche AG, plan to cooperate even more closely. The objective of the new initiative is to shape the mobility of the future together. Through the effective application of development capacities, additional scope is to be created for the topics of electrification, digitization and autonomous driving. This will enhance competitiveness so that the two companies can optimally utilize the opportunities for future model generations and better meet the challenges.
  • 03/07/17
    Technology

    New Audi e-gas offer as standard: 80 percent lower CO2 emissions

    Audi is presenting a very sustainable offer: The automaker is now offering customers climate-friendly Audi e-gas to power the A3 Sportback g-tron* – the fuel offer is included as standard and customers will pay only the regular natural gas price. With this deal, Audi is reducing the CO2 emissions of the g-tron fleet when running on gas by 80 percent**. Early this summer Audi will further expand its product range with two new models – the A4 Avant g-tron* and the A5 Sportback g-tron*, and the e-gas offer as standard applies to both models.
  • 03/07/17
    Technology

    Audi at the Geneva International Motor show: sporty prospects

    Audi is presenting six new models at the Geneva International Motor Show. Making their world premieres are the Audi Q8 sport concept, which is powered by a 3.0 TFSI V6 engine with a mild hybrid system, and the new RS 5 Coupé* – the Gran Turismo of RS models. Its counterpart in motorsport, the Audi RS 5 DTM, is starting the new season with over 500 hp of power. Two more show debuts accompany the brand’s sporty presentation: the Audi RS 3 Sportback* and the Audi SQ5 TFSI*. And with the A5 Sportback g-tron*, Audi also is presenting one of its sustainable drive concepts. The natural gas-powered car combines dynamic performance, everyday usability and elegant design with low CO2 emissions.
  • 03/07/17
    Models

    Power from gas: The new Audi A4 Avant g-tron

    Sporty and versatile: The A4 Avant g-tron* is yet another Audi vehicle offering sustainable mobility for the future. Dealers will begin taking orders for the midsize model starting in early summer 2017. It can be selected with climate-friendly Audi e-gas or compressed natural gas (CNG), or can be powered with gasoline.
  • 03/02/17
    Models

    New Audi Q5 an impressive performer in the Euro NCAP

    The new Audi Q5* was awarded five stars in the Euro NCAP, the organization’s highest rating. The top score means the bestseller from Ingolstadt is among the safest automobiles in its class.
  • 01/19/17
    Technology

    An Audi success story – 8 million cars with quattro drive

    The brand is celebrating a special milestone that also is a fitting occasion for this time of year: rolling off the production line at the new plant in San José Chiapa is the 8 millionth Audi with quattro drive – the technology that delivers a big, built-in boost in safety and driving pleasure, even on snow and ice. The milestone car is a garnet red Audi Q5 2.0 TFSI quattro*.
  • 01/05/17
    Technology

    Piloted driving with artificial intelligence: Audi partnering with top companies in the electronics industry

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is a key technology for piloted driving – that’s why Audi and strong partners from the electronics industry are jointly developing game-changing know-how in the field of machine learning. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Audi is presenting the Audi Q7 deep learning concept, a piloted driving car made possible thanks to collaboration with NVIDIA.
  • 12/07/16
    Culture and Trends

    Audi networks with traffic lights in the USA

    If you know in advance when a traffic light will switch from red to green, your driving is more relaxed and efficient. Audi is the first automobile brand to connect the car to the city infrastructure – an important step towards autonomous driving. In Las Vegas, starting immediately, the Audi A4 and Q7 models can display traffic-light phases directly in the car. Further U.S. cities will follow, and introduction of the system is planned in Europe. Traffic Light Information optimizes traffic flow, saves valuable time and reduces environmental impact.
  • 12/05/16
    Technology

    Automatic intelligent parking: Audi at NIPS in Barcelona

    It’s one of the world’s most important specialist conferences for artificial intelligence: Every year the Conference and Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) presents advances in the fields of machine learning and computational neuroscience. Audi is showcasing its expertise at the conference for the first time. From December 5 to 10, 2016, in Barcelona, the premium automaker is showing with the aid of a scale model how a car develops intelligent parking strategies. The car manufacturer is also providing specialists and potential applicants with information on jobs in innovative fields.
  • 12/01/16
    Models

    Euro NCAP: Five stars for the Audi A5 and Audi Q2

    The new Audi models A5* and Q2* have each been awarded top grades in the Euro NCAP test, confirming their place among the safest vehicles in the competition. This is true for both adult and child safety, for pedestrian protection and for other safety systems.
  • 11/29/16
    Company

    BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi & Porsche Plan a Joint Venture for Ultra-Fast, High-Power Charging Along Major Highways in Europe

    BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe. The goal is the quick build-up of a sizable number of stations in order to enable long-range travel for battery electric vehicle drivers. This will be an important step towards facilitating mass-market BEV adoption.
  • 10/19/16
    Company

    Audi trains development engineers for electric mobility

    Audi engineers in the lecture hall: At the Technical University of Ingolstadt (THI), powertrain development engineers from Audi are expanding their knowledge in the field of electric mobility. The goal of the project is to increase their strategic and technical expertise. The company intends to further strengthen its innovative power by gaining additional stimulus from the world of science.
  • 10/18/16
    Audi MediaCenter

    New technologies for piloted driving – Audi participating in “Digital Motorway Test Bed”

    Twelve months after the launch of the “Digital Motorway Test Bed,” Audi is today presenting new technologies for piloted driving and Car-to-X-communication at the German Federal Ministry of Transport. The focus is on online variable message road signs and infrastructure measures. On the A9 between Nuremberg and Munich, the Ingolstadt premium manufacturer is testing solutions aimed at delivering enhanced safety and convenience in piloted driving in real traffic conditions.
  • 10/04/16
    Company

    Audi Twin Cup: premium service at its best

    This year’s world championship trophy for the best After Sales performance goes to the Audi team from Russia. Outstanding technical know-how and consistent customer focus led to victory for the team of service technicians and advisors in the international final of the Audi Twin Cup 2016.
  • 09/27/16
    Audi MediaCenter

    Telecommunications and automotive players form global cross-industry 5G Automotive Association

    Today AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia and Qualcomm Incorporated, announce the formation of the “5G Automotive Association”. The association will develop, test and promote communications solutions, support standardization and accelerate commercial availability and global market penetration. The goal is to address society’s connected mobility and road safety needs with applications such as connected automated driving, ubiquitous access to services and integration into smart cities and intelligent transportation.
  • 09/16/16
    Models

    Four wins for Audi in the Car Connectivity Award

    Four first place finishes for Audi in the Car Connectivity Award 2016: In the reader survey conducted by “auto motor und sport” and “CHIP” magazines, Audi wins in the Assistance Systems, Control Concepts/Displays, Sound Systems and Entertainment/Multimedia categories. More than 32,000 readers voted.
  • 09/14/16
    Models

    Audi gets top marks in the GTÜ used car report

    Quality pays off: Audi picked up three wins in the current used car report published by the GTÜ (German Association for Technical Inspection). The Audi A1, Audi A6 and Audi A8 each took first place in their respective categories.
  • 09/05/16
    Technology

    Audi leads the pack – including in the “Auto Bild” test rankings

    Audi leads the pack – including in the tests conducted by “Auto Bild” magazine. The latest issue of the motoring publication lists the top 100 test cars, arranged in ten different categories. Audi is out in front wherever dynamics, driving safety and comfort are the key attributes – with two class wins for the Audi R8 V10 plus, 15 further top placings and a remarkable achievement in the noise emissions (interior acoustics) category.
  • 08/31/16
    Technology

    The “Golden Computer 2016” goes to Audi connect in the Computer Bild readers’ choice poll

    For the second time, readers of Computer Bild magazine have honored Audi connect as the best connectivity package in the automobile industry. In the prestigious “Golden Computer” competition, their votes put Audi connect in first place in the “connected car” category.
  • 08/30/16
    Technology

    40 years of Audi five-cylinder engines

    40 years ago, Audi presented the first five-cylinder gasoline engine in the second-generation Audi 100. Enhancements and new developments followed, with turbocharging, emissions control and four-valve technology, rally engines and five-cylinder diesel units. Today, the 2.5 TFSI in the Audi RS 3 Sportback* and in the Audi TT RS* carries on the great tradition of five-cylinder powerplants.
  • 08/10/16
    Technology

    The innovative shock absorber system from Audi: New technology saves fuel and enhances comfort

    In the mobility of the future, the recuperation of energy plays an increasingly important role, including in a car’s suspension. Audi is working on a prototype called “eROT,” in which electromechanical rotary dampers replace the hydraulic dampers used today for an even more comfortable ride.
  • 08/02/16
    Technology

    A car lifetime in fast-forward mode: 100th Audi Quality Assurance INKA test

    12 years in just 19 weeks: Audi Quality Assurance has conducted its 100th INKA test – on an Audi A4*. The Ingolstadt corrosion and aging test is one of the toughest assessments a car has to go through at Audi. It simulates the challenges of 12 years of a car’s lifetime in a span of just 19 weeks. Quality Assurance uses this method to verify an Audi's effective corrosion protection and durability.
  • 07/29/16
    Company

    Audi partners with digital health incubator to tone up startups and drivers

    AUDI AG becomes founding partner in Berlin’s “Flying Health Incubator”. The center supports startups that develop digital innovations in the healthcare sector. With its involvement, Audi is accelerating to develop “automotive health” as new business area – dedicated to enhance customer’s health and fitness while driving. With Audi Fit Driver, the brand is already testing innovative services and functionalities in this field.
  • 07/13/16
    Models

    Automotive Brand Contest: award for Audi Communications

    Success in the Automotive Brand Contest: The German Design Council has honored Audi Communications for the high quality and innovation of its rendering of technical processes and complex technologies. The premium brand was named “Winner” of the Corporate Publishing category of the celebrated design competition for its overall concept of technical animations, illustrations and the Audi Technology Portal.
  • 06/08/16
    Technology

    Peter Oberndorfer to be new Head of Product Communication at Audi

    New responsibilities in parts of the leadership team of Audi Product Communication: As of July 1, Peter Oberndorfer is to assume general responsibility for the communication of product topics and technical subjects, including motorsport. His predecessor, Stefan Moser, will move to the position of Head of Motorsport Communication. Jürgen Pippig, who is currently head of that department, will be responsible for the special publications of Audi Communication as Coordinator of Automotive Publicity.
  • 05/31/16
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi connect SIM – online without borders

    Audi is now equipping its new models that use the second-generation modular infotainment platform with Audi connect SIM. The advantage of factory-installed SIM card: Customers can immediately use the wide range of Audi connect services with the accompanying data flat rate for up to three years – even outside Germany.
  • 05/13/16
    Technology

    Autobahn A9: Audi research car “Jack” shows social competence

    Audi once again confirms its leading role in the field of piloted driving. Its latest research car, the Audi A7 piloted driving concept “Jack,” has not only learned how to autonomously perform all of its driving maneuvers on the expressway. Above all, it has learned how to show consideration for other road users. “Jack” exhibits a driving style that is adaptive to the given situation, safe and especially interactive – a research car with social competence.
  • 05/02/16
    Models

    Automotive Innovations Award 2016: Audi is “Most Innovative Premium Brand”

    Audi claims three wins at the Automotive Innovation Award. The award is presented by the research institute Center of Automotive Management (CAM) and PricewaterhouseCoopers AG (PwC). Audi wins the “Most Innovative Premium Brand” main prize. The brand with the four rings also receives awards for its innovations in the categories “Connected Car” and “Vehicle Concepts/Body”.
  • 04/14/16
    Technology

    Audi pursues research into electric mobility – gains “Vorsprung” from 1.4 million kilometers (869,919.7 mi) of trials

    Audi has gained a wealth of experience from the 1.4 million kilometers (869,919.7 mi) covered as part of the Electric Mobility Showcase. The brand provided 80 Audi A1 e-tron prototypes and 40 production models of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron* for the four-year support program conducted by the German government and the automotive industry. Trial participants have come to appreciate electric driving as a new and very attractive form of mobility.
  • 03/24/16
    Company

    Winner on points: Team FAUtonOHM wins Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2016

    This year’s prize for the best autonomous driving model car goes to Nuremberg. In the second edition of the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup, students at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg and the technical college Nuremberg Georg Simon Ohm outscored teams from seven other colleges in a thrilling competition. The winners were happy to win prize money in the amount of 10,000 euros.
  • 03/10/16
    Technology

    Audi Autonomous Driving Cup 2016: piloted driving on a 1:8 scale

    On a quest to create the piloted model car: The Audi Autonomous Driving Cup will be held for the second time from March 22 to 24, 2016. Eight university teams will take part in the competition at the Audi museum mobile in Ingolstadt. The miniature-format, automated-drive Audi Q5 models will face a challenging circuit, with prize money of EUR 10,000 awaiting the winners.
  • 02/29/16
    Technology

    New method for producing the synthetic fuel Audi e gas

    Audi is expanding capacities for the production of its sustainably produced e gas. Effective immediately, the Viessmann Group is the first partner company to produce additional quantities of the synthetic fuel in a new type of biological process. The pilot plant in Allendorf in the German state of Hesse was officially opened on Monday.
  • 01/06/16
    Audi MediaCenter

    Piloted, electrified and fully connected – Audi at the 2016 CES

    Electrification, digitalization and piloted driving: Audi is making these three future trends of the automotive industry the focus of its appearance at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The world’s most important electronics show takes place January 6–9, 2016, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 12/17/15
    Models

    Audi takes home five wins in the “Connected Car 2015” awards

    Audi is for the third consecutive time the most successful brand in the Connected Car Award competition organized by Auto Bild and Computer Bild. The brand with the four rings won a total of five out of nine awards, adding one more than in the 2013 and 2014 competitions. The technical study Audi e-tron quattro concept won first prize in the “New Mobility” category. Audi developments also took first place in the Navigation, Internet Integration, Multimedia/Entertainment and Telephone classes.
  • 12/02/15
    Technology

    Audi at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show

    Audi is once again represented at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, USA, which is being held from January 6 to 8, 2016. The brand is presenting its latest technologies and models for the sixth time already – in an exhibit space that is immersed in light. This year too, the press conference on the first day of the show will be followed by the Audi Tech Talk, at which technology experts will be available to answer questions.
  • 11/18/15
    Technology

    Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept drives autonomously in record time on race track in Spain

    The Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept has once again driven to record times – autonomously and without any interventions by the driver. At the challenging FAST Parcmotor race track near Barcelona in Spain, Audi demonstrated its technological competence in piloted driving. Passengers were international journalists who had an opportunity to experience the latest generation of the high-powered, four-door sport coupe under race conditions.
  • 10/13/15
    Models

    Quick charging with 150 kW of power: Audi is actively involved in CharIN e.V. initiative

    Quick and easy charging on the road is a key prerequisite for a breakthrough in electric mobility. That is also why Audi is actively involved in the Charging Interface Initiative e.V. (CharIN). This promotes technical standards in the field of Combined Charging Systems (CCS). The next step is charging with 150 kW of power.
  • 10/07/15
    Technology

    Safer and smoother urban traffic: Audi in UR:BAN collaborative project

    Audi wants to make city traffic safer and flow more smoothly. That is the motive behind the brand’s involvement in the UR:BAN cooperative project. 31 partners are jointly developing driver assistance and traffic management solutions for urban traffic over the project’s four-year term. The concluding presentation will take place on October 7 in Düsseldorf.
  • 10/02/15
    Company

    Diesel emissions: Individual customer information for Germany on Audi website

    Every customer in Germany can find out quickly and easily about his or her Audi being affected by irregularities relating to the software used. The car’s chassis number only has to be entered on the website www.audi.de. Customers can then immediately see whether the car is affected. In the coming week, this function will also be available in the worldwide markets via national Audi websites. Alternatively, customers can already find out whether their cars are affected through their Audi dealers or the national customer-support organization. In parallel, technical solutions are being prepared with which Audi models will be retrofitted. This service action will be presented to the responsible authorities later in October.
  • 10/01/15
    Technology

    Car Connectivity Award: four wins for Audi

    Audi remains the leading brand in the field of car connectivity technology. At the Car Connectivity Award 2015 presented by the German magazines “auto motor sport” and “CHIP” the brand achieved victories in four categories.
  • 09/24/15
    Technology

    Secure and convenient: the new Audi connect services

    Audi is broadening its range of online services. The new Audi connect offerings myCarManager and myService allow the customer to control specific functions remotely by smartphone or arrange a service appointment online, for example. The new services bring enhanced convenience and security, and are available immediately for the Audi Q7 and the new A4 model line.
  • 09/23/15
    Technology

    Brand with the four rings shines at world’s largest lighting congress

    At the eleventh International Symposium on Automotive Lighting (ISAL 2015), Audi presenters will offer insights into the lighting technology of the future. The congress begins on September 28, 2015 in Darmstadt. After the keynote address by Shuji Nakamura, the 2014 Nobel Prize winner for physics, Audi guest speakers will give presentations on the latest trends and developments at this largest and most influential conference for automotive lighting technology. The next step in automotive lighting technology is also being shown in the latest IAA concept car with the new Matrix OLED technology.
  • 09/16/15
    Company

    Audi CEO Stadler meets G7 ministers: “Artificial intelligence can save lives”

    A crucial breakthrough has been achieved at the International Motor Show (IAA) in establishing the legal framework of piloted driving and parking. Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt presented his national strategy for this key technology on Wednesday in Frankfurt. He also welcomed EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and the transport ministers of the other G7 nations. Using the new Audi A4 and the concept car “Jack,” he presented the current state of driver assist systems to the visitors. The Chairman of the Board of Management of AUDI AG, Prof. Rupert Stadler, advocated “seizing this unique chance to save 900,000 lives per year, since more than 90% of all traffic accidents are caused by human error.”
  • 09/15/15
    Models

    Eurostar Award for Audi Head of Development Electronics Ricky Hudi

    Ricky Hudi, Head of Development Electrics/Electronics at AUDI AG, has won an award as an outstanding manager in the European automotive industry. The periodical “Automotive News Europe” presented Hudi with the Eurostar Award in the “connected car” category on Monday, September 14 thus acknowledging his work in this field.
  • 09/02/15
    Models

    “Computer Bild” reader poll: “Golden Computer 2015” for Audi connect

    The verdict of “Computer Bild” readers is in: Audi connect is the best connectivity package in the automotive industry. In the prestigious “Golden Computer” competition, they voted Audi connect to first place in the “connected car” category.
  • 08/13/15
    Company

    Powerful battery in Audi electric car with cell modules from LG and Samsung

    Audi will develop the battery for a purely electrically powered sport utility vehicle on the basis of powerful cell modules from the South Korean suppliers LG Chem and Samsung SDI. The two Audi partners plan to invest in the cell technology in Europe and will supply the Ingolstadt-based car producer from their European plants. The new technology will give drivers of the Audi sport utility vehicle a range of more than 500 kilometers.
  • 08/06/15
    Technology

    The future of piloted driving: Audi at the Ko HAF research initiative

    At Audi, piloted driving means safe, comfortable driving in partnership. Because of this, the company has been actively involved in the Ko HAF research initiative, which develops standards and solutions for cooperative highly-automated driving. Audi will introduce piloted driving in the next generation of the Audi A8.
  • 07/30/15
    Models

    Ten categories, ten victories: Audi dominates “Auto connect Trophy” awards

    Infotainment, connectivity and assistance technologies from Audi enjoy excellent appeal among the public. These were the results of the “Auto connect Trophy 2015” competition – a reader poll conducted by “Auto Zeitung” news. Audi took first place in all ten categories in which it entered a car. Many of these systems are available in the new Audi Q7 and in the new generation Audi A4 models.
  • 07/29/15
    Technology

    Audi presents latest lighting technology at the IAA in Frankfurt

    Audi is presenting its next step in automotive lighting technology at the IAA in Frankfurt. The new Matrix OLED lights enable a previously unattainable level of lighting homogeneity, opening up further creative opportunities for design.
  • 07/15/15
    Technology

    Audi e-gas plant stabilizes electrical grid

    July 15, 2015 – The Audi e gas plant in the city of Werlte in Lower Saxony produces CO2 neutral fuel, and it also contributes toward stabilizing the public power grid. After successfully completing a test sequence, the plant is now qualified for participating in what is known as the electricity balancing market.
  • 07/13/15
    Technology

    Faster than a sports car driver: Audi pilots itself on US race track

    Piloted driving at Audi is approaching production readiness at race pace. On one of the world’s most challenging race tracks, the Sonoma Raceway in California, the latest generation of the Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept has surpassed previous top performances once again. Audi will be offering piloted driving for the first time in the upcoming generation of the Audi A8.
  • 06/09/15
    Company

    Stadler demands systematic digitalization of urban infrastructure

    Audi CEO Rupert Stadler sees digitalization as an historic task for society. He emphasized this fact in a speech on Tuesday at the Economic Conference organized by the Economic Council of the CDU. He pointed out that multiple challenges still exist in the field of transport infrastructure so that digital mobility technologies can fulfill their potential.
  • 06/01/15
    Company

    New Audi MediaCenter is now online

    Clearer, more informative, faster: Audi Communications is now offering journalists, bloggers and online multipliers a central research platform – the Audi MediaCenter. In future, media representatives will be able to use press releases, photos, videos and other content related to Audi for their editorial work without registration. The online portal at www.audi-mediacenter.com can be easily used on all modern end devices.
  • 05/22/15
    Technology

    AUDI AG concluding extensive cooperation agreements with Baidu and Huawei

    Audi is intensifying the expansion of connectivity of its cars in China, according to an announcement by the premium carmaker in advance of the first CES Asia taking place in Shanghai. With Baidu CarLife, Audi will also be offering uncompromising integration of smartphones in its cars in China. A China-specific LTE module, which Audi is developing in a joint venture with Huawei, will deliver fast data transmission.
  • 05/21/15
    Technology

    Researchers produce first Audi “e-benzin”

    Audi logs another success in the development of sustainable, synthetic fuels: Collaboration partner Global Bioenergies has produced the first batch of Audi “e-benzin”.
  • 05/07/15
    Technology

    World premiere at the Vienna Motor Symposium: new high-efficiency engine from Audi

    Audi presents the most efficient two-liter gasoline engine in its class. The new 2.0 TFSI with 140 kW (190 hp) demonstrates the engine expertise of the brand – with a ground-breaking new combustion method. Audi will be using the engine for the first time in the next generation of the A4.
  • 05/06/15
    Company

    Audi and Cubic Telecom start strategic partnership

    Audi is systematically extending its lead in the field of connectivity. Through its subsidiary Audi Electronics Venture GmbH (AEV), the brand with the Four Rings has acquired a stake in Cubic Telecom, a global forerunner in M2M technology. Together, Audi and Cubic Telecom intend to develop connectivity solutions for the automobiles of the Audi brand.
  • 05/06/15
    Technology

    Audi at the 36th Vienna Motor Symposium

    Audi is presenting pioneering drive technologies at the 36th Vienna Motor Symposium, which takes place on May 7 and 8, 2015. The focus is on two topics – the new 2.0 TFSI as the most efficient two-liter gasoline engine in its class, and plug-in hybrid drive in the Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro.
  • 05/04/15
    Models

    Audi utilizes high-resolution navigation maps for its driver assistance systems

    The premium brand is developing a new high-resolution map materials together with competent partners. A current example of the potential of this data is the predictive efficiency assistant in the new Audi Q7*. It utilizes information about the topography to get the car to its destination with greater efficiency and convenience. High-resolution maps will also play a key role in piloted driving.
  • 04/28/15
    Technology

    Audi extends its lead with high-resolution Matrix Laser technology

    Audi is further extending its lead in automotive lighting technology. In the sponsored project “intelligent laser light for compact and high-resolution adaptive headlights” (iLaS), the brand with the four rings is working on the headlights of the future with partners from industry and science. Matrix Laser technology and its high resolution will make roadway illumination even more flexible and highly versatile – in all situations.
  • 04/21/15
    Technology

    Fuel of the future: Research facility in Dresden produces first batch of Audi e-diesel

    Audi has taken another big step in the development of new, CO2 neutral fuels: A pilot plant in Dresden has started production of the synthetic fuel Audi e diesel.
  • 04/18/15
    Models

    Hands-on experience of the mobility of the future: Audi with new projects in “Electric Mobility Showcase”

    Audi is providing hands-on experience of sustainable future mobility and continuing its involvement in the German government’s “Electric Mobility Showcase” support program. From mid April, 40 of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron* will take to the roads in three different projects revolving around electric driving.
  • 04/16/15
    Audi MediaCenter

    Great class, minimal emissions – the new Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro

    The Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro marks the first time that Audi has combined a TFSI plug-in hybrid with quattro all-wheel drive. Audi developed it specially for Asian markets (China, Singapore and Japan). It is sporty, comfortable and at the same time supremely efficient. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in under six seconds while consuming just 2.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (94.1 US mpg) according to the measurement method specified in China for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV).
  • 04/16/15
    Audi MediaCenter

    The new Audi A6 L e-tron for China

    With the A6 L e-tron, Audi is taking an important step toward even greater fuel efficiency in China. The sedan has been developed specifically for the Chinese market. Its plug-in hybrid drive with 180 kW (245 hp) provides for powerful performance. The model consumes on average just 2.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (106.9 US mpg).
  • 04/10/15
    Technology

    Federal Minister of Transport Dobrindt tests piloted Audi

    Alexander Dobrindt satisfied himself of the technical capabilities of the Audi A7 piloted driving concept on Friday. The Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure accepted an invitation from AUDI AG to experience the technology of piloted driving first-hand.
  • 03/31/15
    Technology

    Audi mastermind for piloted driving: the central driver assistance controller

    The central driver assistance controller (zFAS) is the core of future systems for piloted driving under development by Audi. This mastermind uses cutting edge, high performance processors and will work its way into the model range step by step in the foreseeable future. It is a key milestone on the road to new, automated driving functions and a demonstration of the pioneering role that Audi is assuming in the field of piloted driving. The technologies specialist Delphi has been awarded the contract for series productions.
  • 03/27/15
    Company

    Technical University of Munich students win first Audi Autonomous Driving Cup

    The prize for the best model car with piloted driving has been awarded to Munich: A team of five students from the Technical University of Munich has won the first Audi Autonomous Driving Cup against strong competition from all over Germany.
  • 03/26/15
    Company

    Premiere for Audi Autonomous Driving Cup

    A model car that reacts independently to an obstacle that suddenly appears and brakes accordingly: Approximately 50 students from all over Germany are currently working on this scenario in the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup. They will present the capabilities of the model cars they have programmed themselves in the final of the competition in the Audi museum mobile on March 27, 2015.
  • 03/02/15
    Models

    Great class, minimal emissions – the new Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro

    It accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in six seconds, and yet consumes not even two liters of diesel per 100 kilometers (117.6 US mpg). The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro is sporty, comfortable and at the same time highly efficient. The world’s first TDI plug in hybrid with quattro drive, it is also the first plug-in hybrid with a diesel engine from Audi.
  • 02/26/15
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi presents the new R8: The sporty spearhead just got even sharper

    No model with the four rings is closer to motorsport, none is more striking and more dynamic: at the Geneva Motor Show, Audi is presenting the second generation of its high-performance R8 sports car. The V10 mid-engine and a newly developed quattro drive ensure breathtaking driving performance, especially in the top-of-the-range version with 449 kW (610 hp): achieving 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in just 3.2 seconds, its top speed is 330 km/h (205.1 mph).
  • 02/16/15
    Models

    Audi reveals laser headlights for the new R8

    Audi is revealing the headlights of its new R8* as the first of a number of technology highlights of the top sports car. The R8 uses LED headlights which can be supplemented by a laser high beam lighting module as an option.
  • 02/16/15
    Technology

    Audi makes night into day: new lighting competence center

    Audi is extending its lead in the field of automotive lighting technology with a new lighting competence center at the company’s site in Ingolstadt. Vehicles can be driven into this underground light tunnel, which is 120 meters long and offers new possibilities, especially for the development of innovative lighting solutions and camera-based lighting assistance systems.
  • 01/06/15
    Technology

    Long-distance test drive successfully completed: Audi A7 Sportback piloted driving concept arrives in Las Vegas following 560 mile drive

    The long-distance test drive with the Audi A7 piloted driving concept concluded today following its 560-mile journey. A selected group of journalists were able to experience piloted driving from behind the wheel during the drive that began in Silicon Valley, California and ended in Las Vegas, Nevada in time to attend the International CES 2015 (Consumer Electronics Show). The concept vehicle impressed particularly through its ability to provide a comfortable drive in real world, everyday driving situations.
  • 01/04/15
    Technology

    550 mile piloted drive from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas: long distance test in the Audi A7 Sportback piloted driving concept car

    At more than 550 miles of piloted highway driving with journalists behind the wheel, Audi is demonstrating the era of automated driving is nearly here. The long-distance test drive of the Audi A7 piloted driving concept car will show that unprecedented performance can be achieved with series production technology. The drive will take place from Silicon Valley, California to Las Vegas, Nevada to attend the International CES 2015 (Consumer Electronics Show), one of the world’s most important electronics trade shows.
  • 12/18/14
    Models

    Fascinatingly vivid: Audi brings 3D sound into the car

    A three-dimensional audio experience worthy of the sound lab: Audi makes this vision a reality. 3D sound, which will shortly be going into production use, also enables the listener to experience spatial height. The addition of the third dimension makes the acoustic impression even clearer and more vivid. This rich audio experience redefines the benchmark for in-car listening pleasure.
  • 12/12/14
    Models

    Audi TT is “Connected Car 2014”

    Well connected: Audi was the most successful brand at the “Connected Car Award” organized by Auto Bild and Computer Bild. The four rings won four awards altogether. The brand took top spot in the Navigation, Internet and Entertainment categories. The Audi TT* came top overall in “Connected Car 2014.”

Press Folders

  • 09/08/17
    Technology

    TechDay piloted driving

    With the Audi AI traffic jam pilot, the brand with the four rings presents the world’s first system that enables SAE level 3 conditional automation. The car can take over the task of driving in a traffic jam or slow moving highway traffic up to 60 km/h (37.3 mph). With traffic jam pilot engaged, drivers no longer need to continuously monitor the vehicle and the road. They must merely remain alert and capable of taking over the task of driving when the system prompts them to do so.
  • 07/11/17
    Technology

    Audi AI

    Extensively networked, automated and electrified – these characteristics define the Audi of the future. Audi AI will soon be the cipher for a variety of innovative systems which will relieve strain on the driver and simultaneously also offer him or her new possibilities to use the time spent in the car. To this end, Audi AI also uses strategies and technologies from the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning. This thus puts the brand ahead of its competitors.
  • 05/29/17
    Technology

    TechDay Combustion Engine Technology

    V engines from the Four Rings have been around for 29 years – the 3.6-liter eight-cylinder engine made its debut in the Audi V8 in 1988. A 2.8-liter V6 followed two years later, in the Audi 100. Things then really took off in the 1990s: in 1997 the world’s first V6 TDI appeared with the 2.5 TDI, followed in 1998 by the V8 TDI with a displacement of 3.3 liters. And in 2000 the V6 biturbo with 2.7 liters’ displacement was a very special highlight: the 279 kW (380 hp) and 440 Nm (324.5 lb-ft) of torque driving the Audi RS 4 Avant set the bar at a totally new level in the midsize category. Today, Audi uses V6 and V8 engines in all models based on the modular longitudinal platform, namely in the Audi A4, A5, A6, A8, Q5 and Q7 series. The V6 units – gasoline as well as diesel engines – operate with a displacement of 3.0 liters, and 4.0 liters in the case of the V8 engines. Their power output ranges from 160 kW (218 hp) to 445 kW (605 hp). The new 2.9 liter V6 engine in the Audi RS 5 (combined fuel consumption: 8.7 l/100 km (27.0 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions: 197 g/km (317.0 g/mi)) is a special case. Owing to the increased power and therefore greater stress on the engine, the displacement was reduced by 0.1 liters. Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide on the fuel economy, CO2 emissions and power consumption of all new passenger car models,” which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (www.dat.de).
  • 04/05/17
    Technology

    TechDay Body Structure

    Audi is writing a new chapter in its lightweight design success story. For the next generation of the Audi A8*, an intelligent mix of four materials is being used for the first time in the weight-bearing body structure – more materials than in any of the brand’s previous production models. The luxury sedan is thus once again rightfully claiming its role as an innovation driver in automotive lightweight design: Its low weight and impressive rigidity offer greater performance, efficiency and safety.
  • 09/05/16
    Technology

    TechDay Connectivity

    Intelligent networking is a key for the future of the automobile. Already a leader in this area, Audi continues to expand its lead – with the first car-to-x services from Audi connect, with new infotainment modules and the high-precision digital map from HERE for piloted driving. Audi customers will enjoy even more comfortable, safe and efficient mobility in the connected cars of tomorrow.
  • 02/17/16
    Audi MediaCenter

    Tech Day quattro 2016

    The new quattro with ultra technology combines driving dynamics and safety with high efficiency, making the all-wheel drive system fit for the future. The system is designed for numerous Audi models with longitudinally mounted front engines. An initial variant will debut in the new Audi A4 allroad quattro* in mid-2016. The development goal of quattro with ultra technology is an all-wheel drive system optimized for efficiency with no discernible differences to permanent systems with respect to traction and driving dynamics. The system should set benchmarks in its class for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, particularly under everyday conditions. The all-wheel drive system’s intelligent control works predictively, always looking ahead by means of a comprehensive array of sensors and the continuous analysis of the driving dynamics, road condition and driver behavior data collected. Consequently, the quattro all-wheel drive system is always ready when needed. During standard operation at low loads without the risk of wheel slip, the new quattro taps into all the advantages of front-wheel drive.
  • 01/06/16
    Audi MediaCenter

    CES 2016

    Audi at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas
  • 11/25/15
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro

    It accelerates from zero to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 6.2 seconds, yet consumes just 1.8 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers (130.7 US mpg). The Audi Q7 e-tron quattro is as sporty as it is comfortable and at the same time particularly efficient. In all-electric mode, it has a range of up to 56 kilometers (34.8 mi) while producing zero local emissions. It is the world’s first plug-in hybrid with a V6 TDI engine and quattro drive.
  • 11/09/15
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi battery technology

    Audi covers every key area in developing high-voltage batteries for its plug-in hybrid models and electric cars. Its expertise spans cell development, the arranging of the cells into modules, the operating strategies during driving operation, and use of the battery after the end of its service life in the car. The emphasis is on lithium-ion battery systems, which are put together using a flexible, modular concept.
  • 11/09/15
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi electrification technology

    Audi is systematically driving forward the electrification of its cars – including below the new high-voltage models. The new mild hybrids are set to make inroads into the model range on a broad front – in ten years’ time, Audi aims to offer all new models with this technology, with the exception of the e-tron lineup. The current 12‑volt electrical system and, above all, the new 48‑volt system offer many ways of making driving even sportier, more comfortable and more efficient.
  • 11/09/15
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi e-fuels

    Audi is designing the mobility of the future in which environmentally friendly produced electricity plays a key role. It not only powers the electric motors in the e-tron models, it is also the powerhouse behind certain Audi e‑fuels: climate-friendly alternative fuels for combustion engines. Audi produces fuels that do not depend on petroleum, that bind as much CO₂ during their production as they emit during combustion. They are known as Audi e‑gas, Audi e‑diesel, Audi e‑gasoline and Audi e‑ethanol. With Audi e‑gas, Audi already offers A3 g-tron* customers climate-neutral mobility.
  • 11/09/15
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi fuel cell technology

    Dramatic, highly efficient and clean: Audi is taking a unique approach typical of the brand when it comes to fuel cell technology. Here again the energy chain is based on sustainably generated electricity.
  • 05/24/15
    Audi MediaCenter

    CES Asia 2015

    The car of tomorrow is an integral part of the networked world. At CES Asia, Audi is showing how digital features can be systematically integrated into the automobile while considering the special market requirements of Asia. Today, there is a growing focus on technology fields related to automotive electronics. Lighting technologies, infotainment and connectivity, operating and display concepts as well as driver assistance systems and piloted driving.
  • 02/16/15
    Technology

    Audi future lab: lighting tech and design

    Audi is the world’s leading brand for automotive lighting technology, and new solutions such as Matrix laser headlights continue to drive progress. In addition to its function, the lighting of Audi models is also of central importance as a design element. The lighting visualizes the brand’s core values – progressiveness, sportiness and sophistication to a great extent.
  • 10/17/14
    Technology

    Piloted Driving

    Audi has developed the world’s sportiest piloted driving car. Following the spectacular drive by the Audi RS 7 piloted driving concept at the German Touring Car Masters (DTM) season finale in Hockenheim, the innovative technology platform is now making an appearance on the challenging circuit of the Ascari Race Resort – at racing speed, without a driver.

Basic Information

  • 09/11/17
    Technology

    On autopilot into the future: the Audi vision of autonomous driving

    Audi to debut three at IAA 2017: The new Audi A8 is making its show premiere in Frankfurt. It is the first production automobile to permit conditional automated driving on public roads. For the first time, drivers will be able to completely turn over the task of driving in certain situations. This step is a technological revolution. And with the double world premiere of two concept cars, Audi is also showing how the brand intends to further develop autonomous driving in the future.
  • 09/07/17
    Models

    TechDay piloted driving – The traffic jam pilot in the new Audi A8

    With the Audi AI traffic jam pilot, the brand with the four rings presents the world’s first system that enables SAE level 3 conditional automation. The car can take over the task of driving in a traffic jam or slow moving highway traffic up to 60 km/h (37.3 mph). With traffic jam pilot engaged, drivers no longer need to continuously monitor the vehicle and the road. They must merely remain alert and capable of taking over the task of driving when the system prompts them to do so.
  • 07/11/17
    Technology

    Audi AI

    Extensively networked, automated and electrified – these characteristics define the Audi of the future. Audi AI will soon be the cipher for a variety of innovative systems which will relieve strain on the driver and simultaneously also offer him or her new possibilities to use the time spent in the car. To this end, Audi AI also uses strategies and technologies from the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning. This thus puts the brand ahead of its competitors.
  • 07/06/17
    Technology

    Technology Lexicon

    From adaptive cruise control through the quattro drive to the Audi virtual cockpit: The technology lexicon contains details on all Audi technologies, in compact form and all in one place. Here we provide background information on the individual systems and explain the benefits to the customer.
  • 06/02/17
    Technology

    TechDay on Combustion Engine Technology

    V engines from the Four Rings have been around for 29 years – the 3.6-liter eight-cylinder engine made its debut in the Audi V8 in 1988. A 2.8-liter V6 followed two years later, in the Audi 100. Things then really took off in the 1990s: in 1997 the world’s first V6 TDI appeared with the 2.5 TDI, followed in 1998 by the V8 TDI with a displacement of 3.3 liters. And in 2000 the V6 biturbo with 2.7 liters’ displacement was a very special highlight: the 279 kW (380 hp) and 440 Nm (324.5 lb-ft) of torque driving the Audi RS 4 Avant set the bar at a totally new level in the midsize category. Today, Audi uses V6 and V8 engines in all models based on the modular longitudinal platform, namely in the Audi A4, A5, A6, A8, Q5 and Q7 series. The V6 units – gasoline as well as diesel engines – operate with a displacement of 3.0 liters, and 4.0 liters in the case of the V8 engines. Their power output ranges from 160 kW (218 hp) to 445 kW (605 hp). The new 2.9 liter V6 engine in the Audi RS 5 (combined fuel consumption: 8.7 l/100 km (27.0 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions: 197 g/km (317.0 g/mi)) is a special case. Owing to the increased power and therefore greater stress on the engine, the displacement was reduced by 0.1 liters. Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the “Guide on the fuel economy, CO2 emissions and power consumption of all new passenger car models,” which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany (www.dat.de).
  • 04/18/17
    Models

    The architecture of e mobility: Audi e-tron Sportback concept

    Design study and technology demonstrator, electric car and power pack in the guise of a coupé: A versatile concept car makes its world debut in the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai as the Audi e-tron Sportback concept. The brand with the four rings presents the study of a four-door Gran Turismo with a powerful 320 kW electric drive at the Auto Shanghai 2017 this spring. The formal idiom of the coupé with Lux Silver paint finish combines classic Audi elements with an array of trendsetting details: an electrifying architecture, tailored consistently to the technology and the package of the electric drive.
  • 04/05/17
    Company

    Body development at Audi – innovation, quality and precision

    Audi is writing a new chapter in its successful history of lightweight design. For the coming generation of the Audi A8, an intelligent mix of four materials will be used in the body structure for the first time – more than in any of the brand’s previous production models. The luxury sedan is thus once again rightfully claiming its role as an innovation driver in automotive lightweight design. A tradition that dates back to the year 1994, when the A8 with its aluminum unitary body in Audi Space Frame (ASF) design caused quite a sensation.
  • 08/29/16
    Technology

    Connectivity TechDay

    Intelligent networking is a key for the future of the automobile. Already a leader in this area, Audi continues to expand its lead – with the first car-to-x services from Audi connect, with new infotainment modules and the high-precision digital map from HERE for piloted driving. Audi customers will enjoy even more comfortable, safe and efficient mobility in the connected cars of tomorrow. *The fuel consumption and emissions values of all models available on the German market and named in this text are listed in the last chapter of this document.
  • 02/17/16
    Technology

    quattro with ultra technology – the permanently available all-wheel drive system

    Audi opens a new chapter in the history of quattro: The new quattro with ultra technology combines driving dynamics and safety with high efficiency, making the all-wheel drive system fit for the future. The system is designed for numerous Audi models with longitudinally mounted front engines. An initial variant will debut in the new Audi A4 allroad quattro* in mid-2016. * The fuel consumption and emission values of all models available on the German market and named in this text are listed in the last chapter of this basic information.
  • 11/25/15
    Models

    The Audi Q7 e-tron 3.0 TDI quattro – new SUV expands portfolio of plug-in hybrid models

    Electric range of up to 56 kilometers (34.8 mi), in 6.2 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) and just 1.8 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers (130.7 US mpg) on average – the Audi Q7 e-tron quattro is groundbreaking with respect to dynamics and efficiency. The spacious SUV is the world’s first plug-in hybrid with a TDI engine and quattro drive. In every field of technology it showcases Audi’s high-tech competence. The Audi Q7 e-tron will be rolling into European dealerships with a generous list of standard equipment in spring 2016. The base price in Germany is 80,500 euros.
  • 11/09/15
    Audi MediaCenter

    Audi future performance days 2015

    Audi is upping the pace of electric mobility. For every vehicle and drive concept, the company develops the best form of electrification – in terms of customer expectations, market conditions, costs, complexity and delight potential. New services such as rapid direct-current charging round off Audi’s premium electric mobility.
  • 05/24/15
    Technology

    Audi at CES Asia 2015

    The car of tomorrow is an integral part of the networked world. At CES Asia, Audi is showing how digital features can be systematically integrated into the automobile while considering the special market requirements of Asia. Today, there is a growing focus on technology fields related to automotive electronics. Lighting technologies, infotainment and connectivity, operating and display concepts as well as driver assistance systems and piloted driving. *The collective fuel consumption of all models named above and available on the German market can be found in the list provided at the end of this Basic Info.
  • 07/14/14
    Technology

    The Audi TDI – Tech Workshop 2014

    Audi is celebrating a very special anniversary in 2014 – 25 years of TDI. At the IAA in Frankfurt am Main in fall 1989, the company presented the Audi 100 equipped with a 2.5 TDI, a fully electronically-controlled diesel engine with direct injection. The brand with the four rings has since then continuously increased its lead in this field of technology and established new milestones.
  • 09/17/12
    Technology

    Audi future energies

  • 09/17/12
    Technology

    Audi future engines

  • 09/17/12
    Technology

    Audi urban future

  • 09/17/12
    Technology

    Audi future lab: mobility

    Future mobility will be very diverse, and Audi plans to offer the right drive concept at the right time to every customer on every market. To this end, the brand is developing a broad-based portfolio of new technologies: in its TDI and TFSI engines, hybrid drives and electrified vehicles – the Audi e-tron models.
  • 05/09/12
    Technology

    High-voltage battery project house at the Ingolstadt/Gaimersheim site

    Audi is pressing ahead with its electric mobility activities and is launching operation of its new high-voltage battery project house. Located in Gaimersheim, not far from the Ingolstadt plant, more than 100 specialists are working on energy storage devices for electric drives and are looking at all the key aspects – from development and manufacture through to testing the battery systems.
  • 01/10/12
    Technology

    Audi at the CES 2012 in Las Vegas - intelligent networking with Audi connect

    The key word ‘Audi connect’ stands for networked mobility – it refers to a technical field in which Audi is the global leader. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the brand is presenting its current technologies and future projects. Especially interesting are the new solutions in hardware and user control in the new Audi A3.
  • 11/21/11
    Technology

    Audi active safety workshop The new Audi driver assistance systems and lighting technologies

    Audi is the driving force in the area of driver assistance systems. Its development engineers are working constantly on new technologies – from the traffic jam assistant to automatic emergency braking – intended to make driving even more convenient and safe. Lighting technology, a prime Audi domain, is also a key aspect of active safety.
  • 09/02/11
    Technology

    The new 4.0 TFSI engine with “cylinder on demand”: high-end technologies for efficiency and refinement

    Audi continues to increase the efficiency of its engines. The new 4.0 TFSI, a powerful V8 with twin turbochargers, is equipped with “cylinder on demand” technology. When operating at part load, four of its cylinders are deactivated. This reduces fuel consumption by an average of five percent. To complement this system there are two further technologies: Active noise control (ANC) and active engine mounts. They ensure that the car’s occupants do not hear or sense any disturbing noise or vibration even if the engine is operating in the four-cylinder mode.
  • 05/18/11
    Technology

    Clean, safe and connected – Audi at Michelin Challenge Bibendum in Berlin

    Under this year’s slogan of “clean, safe, connected,” the 11th Michelin Challenge Bibendum will be held in Berlin from May 18 to 22. Audi satisfies the slogan’s requirements concerning mobility of the future via its “Audi balanced mobility” project, its modern assistance systems and its “Audi connect” initiative. Five of Audi’s technological standard-bearers and series-production vehicles with alternative and highly efficient drives will take part in the rally races.
  • 01/06/11
    Technology

    Connected cars for a connected world – Audi extends its lead in connected mobility

    Audi is developing the infotainment technologies of the future. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the brand with the four rings gives an insight into its broad portfolio of ideas. These include the subject areas of operation and display as well as the architecture of infotainment modules, along with trendsetting hardware and software concepts. For many developments Audi is pinning its faith on a strong partner – the chip specialist NVIDIA.
  • 06/02/10
    Technology

    New ideas for urban mobility – Audi improves efficiency and safety in road traffic

    Efficiency is a central theme for Audi. The company has therefore gone beyond optimizing vehicle technologies and is conducting research into the idea of intelligently controlled traffic. In the travolution project being conducted by the brand with the four rings in Ingolstadt, cars can communicate with traffic lights. This networking makes the flow of traffic smoother and thus reduces CO2 emissions. Audi is assuming a leading role in this field of technology, which is known as Car-to-X communication.
  • 01/07/07
    Models

    Audi Q7 V12 TDI

    An output of 368 kW/500 bhp and 1,000 Nm of torque – Audi is unveiling an engine which sets new standards in the diesel sector. The majestic V12 TDI power unit with its capacity of six litres endows the high-performance Audi Q7 SUV with sports car credentials. It is the harbinger of a wide-scale model initiative, as Audi seeks to make major inroads into the US market with its diesel models – courtesy of a new emission control technology which cuts emissions drastically.
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